I already have deployed an Ubuntu VM from Azure and I want to install Parse Server on it. Yesterday, I saw this: screenshot from azure docs

This is what I have on "Disks" of my server now: screenshot from azure portal

My question is whether I need to add a new data disk to install Parse Server, or can I do it having the OS disk only?

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My question is whether I need to add a new data disk to install Parse Server, or can I do it having the OS disk only?

We'd better add a new data disk to host application or data.

By default, Linux VM OS disk size is 30 GB, maximum capacity of 2048 GB.

If you just want to create a test lab, I think you can host your application or data on OS disk.

If not a test lab, I think we should create a new disk to host Application or data. Each data disk has a maximum capacity of 4095 GB, add new data disk, we can have more IO.

You add extra disks as needed per your space and IOps requirements. Each disk has a performance target of 500 IOps for Standard Storage and up to 5000 IOps per disk for Premium Storage.

More information about Azure VM IOps, please refer to this blog.

Also if you want to add a new data disk, please refer to this link.

  • Hello @Jason and thanks for your answer! This is a screenshot of my system: prnt.sc/gwfw8w As I understand, the /dev/sda1 disk, is the OS disk, which is mounted under root. Could you tell me what the /dev/sdb1 disk is? – Sotiris Kaniras Oct 12 '17 at 10:14
  • @SotirisKaniras that is temporary disk, not used for store data, it is a SSD disk, when we restart VM, we will lost data in that disk. – Jason Ye Oct 12 '17 at 10:51
  • Ok! Last thing... Could you tell me how much does a premium data disk of e.g. 50 GB cost? – Sotiris Kaniras Oct 12 '17 at 10:59
  • @SotirisKaniras premium disk 50GB, p10 price, about $19.7/month, – Jason Ye Oct 12 '17 at 11:12
  • Last-last thing... In order to install Parser Server, you need to install some other things, like python-software-properties package, nodejs etc (except mongodb). Is it ok for those stuff to be installed to the OS disk? They got automatically installed there! – Sotiris Kaniras Oct 12 '17 at 14:27

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